An extensive fire broke out at Otash camp for the displaced in Nyala, South Darfur, on Monday. About 100 shelters were destroyed and ten sheep were killed.
A resident told Radio Dabanga that at about 3pm, a fire broke out at Centre 11 of the camp where 30,000 newly displaced were housed. He explained that it was difficult to control the fire quickly owing to a lack of water and sand.
Two vehicles of the fire brigade arrived after the fire was extinguished. The fire brigade did good work in controlling the smoke that caused breathing problems among a number of camp residents.
The source added that the cause of the fire was not identified.
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